# Further education
You’re never too old to learn! Further education, retraining, completing your school education as an adult, or doing a part-time university degree can improve your career options. But how does professional development work and what financial support is available? You will find information on the topic of further education and retraining here.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
You can receive financial support for your studies or internship if your parents do not have a higher income or if you have already been employed for a longer period of time without being dependent on your parents. This support is called BAföG.
You can reduce your BAföG debt by repaying the loan early.
If you received BAföG support during your studies, you must repay the loan portion.
If Cooperation Forgiveness has been denied, you may apply for hardship forgiveness of your loan under certain circumstances.
If you are continuing your education, you can receive financial support under the Upgrading Training Assistance Act (Aufstiegsfortbildungsförderungsgesetz, AFBG) under certain conditions.